Assistant Professor in the Department of Conservation Social Sciences

The College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho ( invites applications for an academic-year, tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Conservation Social Sciences. We seek a new faculty member who is trained in the area of economics and policy analysis and is interested in integrating biophysical, social and decision sciences to influence social adaptation to changing conditions, especially as related to ecosystem services provided by natural resources.

The position is approximately 40% teaching and advising, 50% research, and 10% outreach and service.

Research responsibilities: Focus on the study of how climate change will drive economic conditions, markets for ecosystem services, and policy decisions, including how social and decision sciences integrate with biophysical sciences to influence social adaptation to climate change. Bring critical new expertise to build Idaho’s long-term capacity to better understand the social and biophysical consequences of climate change.

Teaching responsibilities: Consist of 2-3 courses including an undergraduate-level Natural Resource Economics course, a graduate-level course, and possibly a third course to be negotiated.

Service and outreach responsibilities: Provide economic and social science expertise to collaborators, scientists and other stakeholders by participating in the design and delivery of symposia, workshops, and related outreach activities.

For a complete list of required application materials apply online at

For additional information CONTACT:  Jay O’Laughlin (; 208-885-5776; College of Natural Resources, Univ. of Idaho

To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

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